Global Fastener News

FEATURE

Rise of Robotic Assembly Line

February 13
13:44 2018
    Rise of Robotic Assembly Line

Two decades ago, when BMW opened a plant in Greenville, SC, “the body shop was full of human welders soldering together the framing of the car. Today it’s a dimly lit place where large robotic arms… easily lift heavy car bodies of steel and aluminum like giant orange storks,” according to MIT Technology Review.

Read Full Article

‘Unrecognized for 7 Decades,’ Original Rosie the Riveter Dies

January 23
14:21 2018
    ‘Unrecognized for 7 Decades,’ Original Rosie the Riveter Dies

An industrial poster by Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller showing a young woman in a work shirt and polka-dot bandanna flexing her arm and declaring “We can do it!” was all but forgotten until the 1980s, when a copy became a feminist symbol and it was put on t-shirts, coffee mugs and posters.

Read Full Article

NPR: Why Germany Still Succeeds in Manufacturing

January 04
18:15 2018
    NPR: Why Germany Still Succeeds in Manufacturing

Founded in 1932, Schmittenberg Metal Works supplied weld nuts for the first Volkswagen Beetle. Today the German manufacturer stamps out parts by the millions for the world’s automotive industry.

Read Full Article

Fastener Acquisitions of 2017

December 26
16:46 2017
    Fastener Acquisitions of 2017

Richard Hagan’s 20th annual Top Ten Deals of the Year will be published with the FIN Review of Fastener Stocks for 2017 in May 2018.

Read Full Article

Ford Testing Exoskeleton To Reduce Worker Injury

November 27
05:02 2017
    Ford Testing Exoskeleton To Reduce Worker Injury

The EksoVest is commonly used by workers using drill and impact drivers, torque wrenches, and paint sprayers, according to Ekso Bionics.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

Ratzenberger: Kids Need to Learn Tools

November 24
18:59 2017
    Ratzenberger: Kids Need to Learn Tools

“We learned never to use finishing nails to hold steps,” said the actor best known for portraying mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the NBC sitcom Cheers.

Read Full Article

Cowhey: Software Outdates Post-It Notes

November 06
17:58 2017
    Cowhey: Software Outdates Post-It Notes

Cowhey tells International Fastener Expo seminar he has talked to some fastener distributors for a decade before they “finally” decided to update.

Read Full Article

Manufacturing Day 2017

October 04
20:03 2017
    Manufacturing Day 2017

Industrial Fasteners Institute managing director Rob Harris said that a dozen members are opening their doors for student visits.

Read Full Article

NIFMSE Name Changed to International Fastener Expo

October 02
13:56 2017
  NIFMSE Name Changed to International Fastener Expo

The fastener industry will be gathering October 17-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center at the traditional trade show in Las Vegas, but with a new name: International Fastener Expo.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

Optimas Supplying Fasteners for British Sports Car

September 18
18:14 2017
  Optimas Supplying Fasteners for British Sports Car

Fastener supplier Optimas Solutions will provide UK-based TVR with integrated supply chain services and engineering support for fastener and c-class components on TVR’s 200mph+ supercar, Griffith.

Read Full Article

SENCO Acquired by Kyocera of Japan

August 08
13:42 2017
  SENCO Acquired by Kyocera of Japan

Acquisition expands KYOCERA’s fastening tools business in residential, commercial, manufacturing and construction applications.

Read Full Article

Bulten Signs “Breakthrough” U.S. Automotive Contract

August 03
11:42 2017
  Bulten Signs “Breakthrough” U.S. Automotive Contract

“We see good opportunities to continue to grow the business and increase our market share,” stated CEO Tommy Andersson.

Read Full Article

EF&C Boosts ITW Growth

July 25
11:59 2017
  EF&C Boosts ITW Growth

“Organic revenue increased 2.6% while the 2016 acquisition of Engineered Fasteners & Components (EF&C) added 3.5% to revenue,” the company stated.

Read Full Article

EFDA Explains Modern Fastener Distribution

July 19
15:06 2017
  EFDA Explains Modern Fastener Distribution

The European Fastener Distributor Association (EFDA) published “Securing the Future,” a sixteen-page insight into European fastener distribution in the 21st century.

Read Full Article

Panelists: Rules Can ‘Trickle Down’ to You

July 14
00:01 2017
  Panelists: Rules Can ‘Trickle Down’ to You

You may think European rules don’t affect you, but “it is where your customers are selling into” that might draw you in.

Read Full Article

First-Half FINdex Growth Slows

July 10
10:59 2017
  First-Half FINdex Growth Slows

The FINdex stall occurred primarily during the second quarter of 2017, when fastener stocks lost a collective 5.6% of value, compared to a 3% gain by an index of related industrial stocks.

Read Full Article

Simpson at WIFI: Ask Questions for Promotion

June 26
02:21 2017
  Simpson at WIFI: Ask Questions for Promotion

“At some point in your career, you have to reinvent yourself,” Michael Simpson advised the Women in the Fastener Industry.

Read Full Article

Johnson: Training Or Wage Inflation, Productivity Loss & Quality Issues

June 19
01:38 2017
  Johnson: Training Or Wage Inflation, Productivity Loss & Quality Issues

Wage inflation, reduced productivity and quality problems are what is going to happen if the fastener industry fails to train replacements for retiring Baby Boomers, Phil Johnson, CEO of ContMidGroup, told the Fastener Industry Summit.

Read Full Article

IFI Lobbyist: Manufacturing Is Popular Again

June 13
18:33 2017
  IFI Lobbyist: Manufacturing Is Popular Again

Despite uncertainties with the Trump Administration, the good news is that “manufacturing is a popular word again,” the Industrial Fastener Institute’s lobbyist told the Fastener Industry Summit.

This content is for FIN subscribers. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not, please subscribe for access to Fastener Industry News.
Log In Subscribe
Read Full Article

Global Fastener Demand Growing at 3%

June 13
11:13 2017
  Global Fastener Demand Growing at 3%

Global industrial fastener demand will grow 3% in 2017, a Freedonia Group researcher told the Fastener Industry Summit.

Read Full Article
1 2 3 36

Register for our Mailing List

Sign up now to receive valuable weekly news about the fastener companies, people, and trends impacting the industry. REGISTER NOW
error: Content is protected !!